Amphetamine Addiction Treatment for Women
Amphetamines are a class of drug and also refers to a specific drug name. Amphetamine was used by the military during WWII on both sides of the conflict to help soldiers stay awake during long battles and air fights. Amphetamines were used by the U.S. Air Force as recently as the 1990s. Military members and veterans may be particularly vulnerable to amphetamine exposure and addiction. It became a common drug to abuse during the 1960s and 1970s but soon fell out of favor.
Amphetamine Addiction and Prescriptions Abuse
Amphetamine addiction can come in a variety of drugs such as Dexedrine®, Adderall® and Ritalin®, and are often prescribed to treat ADHD. Unfortunately for some, taking this highly addictive stimulant medication for even a short while creates physical and psychological dependence and they’ll be unable to stop on their own. Here is where the help of a professional rehab program can be so beneficial.
Methamphetamine (also known as Speed or Meth), Adderall, ecstasy, and prescription drugs for weight loss are the most commonly abused amphetamines. Long-term use of amphetamines can result in adverse social and physical problems. Amphetamine addiction causes damage to the brain cells and recovering addicts may experience psychosis and paranoia similar to that seen in schizophrenic patients.
Amphetamine addiction withdrawals can cause fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression. In rehab, doctors can prescribe legal, safe, sleep aids and antidepressants to lessen the severity of these symptoms.
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